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The Melbourne AWTA Laboratory will be closed on Monday, 12 June 2017 due to the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for May 2017 compared with the same period last season are:
+27.0%, +23.5% and +23.0% respectively.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for April 2017 compared with the same period last season are:
-3.2%, -7.5% and -7.8% respectively. There were fewer working days in April 2017 than the same month last year due to Easter.
The contact telephone and fax numbers for the AWTA Sydney office have changed.
The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee forecasts that Australian shorn wool production in 2016/17 will reach 339 mkg greasy. This 4.3% increase from 2015/16 is largely the result of excellent seasonal conditions in many areas resulting in higher fleece weights.